President Ford

Anti-War Protests 1960s

President Ford Proposes Amnesty – September 16, 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – Amnesty Proposal for Vietnam era Deserters and resisters – September 16, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The War in Southeast Asia; the seemingly endless conflict that consumed Vietnam, as well as Cambodia and Laos and left them countries enveloped in widespread destruction for almost three...

President Ford

September 5-6, 1975 – “It Didn’t Go Off!” – President Ford Meets Squeaky Fromme

  September 6, 1975 – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week of September 6th in 1975 was an odd one. It ended with an attempted assassination of President Ford during his visit to Sacramento, California. The perpetrator was revealed to be former...

Jimmy Carter campaigning

May 24, 1976 – Campaign Trail – Campaign Promises

May 24, 1976 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was Primary season then, 40 years ago. On May 24, 1976 the race was tightening and heading to the big prize of California on June 8. On this day it was the Oregon Primary and...

Friuli Italy Earthquake 1976

May 9, 1976 – Terremoto Friuli And Campaign ’76

  May 9, 1976 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week ending May 9, 1976 – the news was preoccupied for most of the week with the events in Italy. A powerful earthquake shook towns and villages in Northeast Italy, claiming at...

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency – NPR-National Town Meeting – 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Presidency. In 1975, with the country reeling over Watergate and the White House now occupied by someone not elected to the highest office, the question arose as to just how much power the President...

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 1976 and another day where secret documents found their way into mass circulation. This time, it was the findings by the Pike Committee on Capitol Hill, investigating the CIA. The documents revealing...

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25, 1976 -The World This Week – CBS Radio – January 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 1976 – and the end of another week of wild contrasts. The week began with a gloomy assessment of the nation’s economy, as delivered by President Ford during...

A Crown With Conditions – October 30, 1975

A Crown With Conditions – October 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 30th, 40 years ago had much to do with transitions of power in a long-running dictatorship. General Francisco Franco, who had authoritarian rule in Spain from 1938 was now too ill to...

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 15th, 40 years ago was about yet another mishap/near catastrophe President Ford was involved in. This time the blame was placed squarely on the Police Department in Hartford Connecticut where they failed...